Mitigation Bank

Join Us at the 2016 California Wetlands Conference!

2016 California Wetlands Conference Event Details / Conference Website HERE Event type: Conference Date: March 3rd and 4th Speaker: Braiden Chadwick  Topic: “Regulations, Processes, and Discussion of the Industry from the Owner/Operator Perspective” Venue: Hotel Nikko Address: 222 Mason Street, San Francisco, California 94102 Mitchell Chadwick LLP partner, G. Braiden Chadwick, will be speaking on a panel […]


The Environmental Protection Agency’s sweeping new rule broadening the definition of jurisdictional waters of the United States has been sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The EPA is pressing forward and will finalize the new rule despite receiving more than 900,000 comments and substantial Congressional opposition.  The new definition would assert […]

IRS For The Win: No Tax Deduction If Conservation Easement Boundaries Change

On March 12, 2015, the U.S. Tax Court sided with the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) to disallow a charitable-contribution deduction claimed by North Carolina Company, Balsam Mountain Investments, LLC. (“Balsam Mountain”) The Company had previously dedicated a perpetual conservation easement to the North American Land Trust, a nonprofit entity in 2003.  Similar to many individuals, farming interests, […]

Mitchell Chadwick Helps Expand California’s Largest Mitigation Bank

Mitchell Chadwick Helps Expand California’s Largest Mitigation Bank Mitchell Chadwick, working with Wetland Resources, LLC, owner of the Elsie Gridley Mitigation Bank and WRA, Inc. are pleased to announce the expansion of the mitigation bank and release of additional California tiger salamander (CTS) upland and aquatic habitat credits.  These credits meet both the United States Fish and Wildlife […]

Mitchell Chadwick Helps Establish the First Conservation Bank in Santa Barbara County

SANTA BARBARA’S FIRST CONSERVATION BANK Mitchell Chadwick is pleased to announce that the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have formally approved the La Purisima Conservation Bank in northern Santa Barbara County. (See story here: ) The Conservation Bank, along with the conservation easement being held by […]

Braiden Chadwick will speak at the NATIONAL MITIGATION & ECOSYSTEM BANKING CONFERENCE in denver colorado on May 9, 2014

Founded in 1997 with a diverse steering committee of regulators, bankers and environmentalist, this is the first – and only – National hands-on conference for mitigation, conservation and ecosystem banking that focuses on banking to protect wetlands, endangered species and other natural resources.  The Conference presents current and timely content and dialogue on important issues […]

Braiden Chadwick Featured Speaker at University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law Symposium

Growing, Growing, Gone-McGeorge Law Review Symposium         Friday, April 11 at 8:00am              to 6:00pm       Pacific McGeorge School of Law         3200 Fifth Ave., Sacramento, CA The 2014 McGeorge Law Review Symposium, “Growing, Growing, Gone: Innovative Ideas in Resource Management for a Growing Population,” will discuss how we can proactively respond to a growing population through […]

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